97% of us think that financial education in school is important... but only 40% of us actually got it*.
If you feel as though you missed out on life's financial lessons, you are not alone. Scroll down to hear what other people have to say about their knowledge of finance. And learn some practical tips and ideas for grown-ups, which hopefully won't make you feel like you're back in Maths at school!
"You just don't learn anything practical about money"
Anna tells us how money is only ever experienced as a feeling and is not something we are taught about, even as adults. Where were the practical lessons, like money management and how to clean an oven!?
Taz explains how her nephew is already falling into the pitfalls of online shopping, where spending is just tapping a screen. These pages share a few tips to help bridge the information gap which so many of us experience.
Money can be a baffling and dense topic to unpick, taking more time and energy than many of us have. The good news is that there are lots of free resources, tools and calculators around, which can help answer the important questions and get you back on track.
Here are some ideas for younger people to help you to start to think about getting money smart. Time is a massively powerful ally so don't be afraid to start young and start small.
*Source: Money Advice Service
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